Effingham Health System staged an emergency preparedness drill May 15, simulating the evacuation of their skilled nursing facility for an approaching Category 3 hurricane. The drill was monitored by public safety officials and hospital staff in an effort to better coordinate the required preparations and activities surrounding a real evacuation situation.
One year after a massive fish kill that left about 38,000 fish rotting along the shores of the Ogeechee River, Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said conditions have not improved.
After retiring from serving the state of Georgia, Bill Hitchens considered entering public life somewhere down the road. He didn't envision becoming a candidate for elected office so soon after ending his career with public safety.
Qualifying to run for state and local elections begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at noon.
After more discussion and public input, Effingham County commissioners have opted not to change the fire fees - for now.
Effingham County commissioners entered into a contentious and potentially fractious series of arguments near the end of their meeting Tuesday night.
The state Supreme Court will hear the appeal of an Effingham County man convicted in the August 2008 slayings of his father and brother.
ir last meeting, Effingham County commissioners could be in line to adopt a new schedule of fire fees for the unincorporated portions of the county.
Festival organizers and Springfield city officials still are trying to figure out how best to conduct the fall event - and protect the city's interests.
Springfield is taking another step toward creating a historic district - and giving it a digital touch.
Speaking Monday to the Effingham County Republican Party, Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Brad Saxon said he wasn't there to lobby for support of the penny sales tax for transportation improvements Georgians will vote on in July.
Motorists who refuse, or sometimes forget, to wear their safety belt will need to be extra vigilant this month. That's because the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will be launching its annual May mobilization of Click It or Ticket.
Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Driver Services have announced the launch of Secure ID, a program aimed to further ensure the integrity of driver's licenses and identification cards while offering additional protection from identity theft.
Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced she will seek re-election to the office. She will run as a Republican in the July primary and the November general elections.
With gas prices in Georgia averaging nearly $3.60 a gallon, it was no surprise that U.S. energy policies were discussed in Thursday's 12th Congressional District candidate forum in Springfield.
A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.
Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.
A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.
Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.
Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.
In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.